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The listed servitude of roots

The listed servitude of roots by Curly, Queensland

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Sonny it's wrong, to steal that car,
but it's all right to steal a whole country to live on.

Sonny it's wrong, to steal that car,
but it's all right to steal all the oil to fire it.

Sonny it's wrong to steal that car,
and it's right for the Rum Corps to pursue you to death. [1]

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[1] Koori Mail 472 p.23

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